June 1, 2016

Battling the Hydra-Headed BDS Beast

My first anti-BDS battle took place at the 2007 annual meeting of the Modern Language Association, the 35,000-member organization for literature and foreign language teachers. There already had been anti-Israel divestment resolutions at Berkeley, Harvard, MIT and a few other schools, but this was the first major drive at a national faculty association.We debated the […]

May 1, 2016

Food, Glorious Food

Never doubt the power of a good eggplant. “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” is one of 30 films in the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit’s Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival, May 8-19.

Maskit Toga Dress
March 17, 2016

Israel’s Fashion House Maskit: Coming to Detroit

Q & A with Sharon Tal, making her mark today in the world of fashion at the helm of the legendary Israeli brand Maskit.

Shimon Levy
January 4, 2016

An Israeli Officer & a Gentleman

Meet Shimon Gal Levy, 30, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Naval Captain and Harvard grad with a Master’s in Public Policy. Self-starter, team builder, entrepreneur and connoisseur of Detroit Happy Hours. Currently on tour of duty in service to the community as Federation’s Senior Strategic Advisor and a Principal “ingredient” of Detroit’s venture group, Secret Sauce Capital.

The Israel Ride
January 4, 2016

The Israel Ride

Billed as “the ride of a lifetime,” the Israel Ride delivers as promised. According to Andrea (Andy) Roisman, a veteran traveler to Israel and the sole Detroit rider on the 7-day cycling tour this past October, pedaling 250 miles through the desert from Jerusalem to Eilat was a transformative Israel experience.

Nati Faber
November 30, 2015

Honored Student: Defining Young Leadership

His teachers describe him as an exemplary student, a natural leader, a consensus builder and a role model. His favorite subjects in school? Biology, Calculus and Talmud. This is Nathaniel Faber – “Nati” as his friends and family call him – a senior at Akiva and the recipient of the 2015 David Hermelin Scholarship Award.

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